G. was born in Rumania. Her
parents were the actors Abraham and Aneta Axelrad. At
the age of four, when her parents had acted in Gimpel's
troupe in Lemberg, she had begun to act in children's
roles. By day she attended school, and by night she
acted in the theatre in order to support her mother.
Goldfaden says that at times
she acts in a role as an adult young lady, and he
engaged her for his troupe in Bucharest, where he was not
only her teacher but her guide. At the same time that
she took singing lessons, she took to playing clavier
and declarations. Later she toured with a Yiddish troupe
in Vienna. From there she was engaged with her mother for
London in the Pavilion Theatre. Here she became known to
actor Chaim Gutentag and together traveled with him and
an entire troupe to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she
married him. Gutentag became the director of the troupe,
and she acted in Argentina for eighteen years, making
tours across Germany, England,
France, Rumania and Austria from time to time.
In 1922 she came to America
and she acted here since then in various troupes. In
1929 she guest-starred in Argentina, and in 1929-30
acted in Boston with Hollander.
B. Gorin -- "History of
Yiddish Theatre", Vol. II, pp. 198-9.